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Daria Sukharchuk is a journalist based in Berlin, where she works as a news anchor for Russian-language OstWest.tv. Her writing has appeared in Motherboard and ZEIT Online, Cosmopolitan, as well as Afisha (Moscow's leading city magazine). She specializes on the topic of human rights, migration, and mental health.
She has her BA in Chinese history, and, never having forgotten her history background, has also contributed to the educational project1917.com.
Women's rights movement is gaining traction in many countries these days, but what it often seems to lack is representation in power. Even many female politicians publicly refuse to call themselves feminist (as Angela Merkel has). It now seems that the best way to achieve further progress for gender equality is more power for women with this political agenda. This opinion piece might sound slightly patronising in the way of how it says that making more compromises is "being grown-ups", but one cannot deny that it has a point, and that this strategy can work in many countries the way it now seems to work in the US. It remains to be seen bow it will work in more conservative societies, where "the f word" still means failure for a politician.